Debian Security Advisory
DLA-263-1 ruby1.9.1 -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 01 Jul 2015
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 693024, Bug 700471.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2012-5371, CVE-2013-0269.
- More information:
Two vulnerabilities were identified in the Ruby language interpreter, version 1.9.1.
Jean-Philippe Aumasson identified that Ruby computed hash values without properly restricting the ability to trigger hash collisions predictably, allowing context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption). This is a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-4815.
Thomas Hollstegge and Ben Murphy found that the JSON gem for Ruby allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) or bypass the mass assignment protection mechanism via a crafted JSON document that triggers the creation of arbitrary Ruby symbols or certain internal objects.
For the squeeze distribution, theses vulnerabilities have been fixed in version 126.96.36.199-2+deb6u5 of ruby1.9.1. We recommend that you upgrade your ruby1.9.1 package.